At another event, in a grade palace, we are poured the producer's Soave. In another room they pour their barrel aged Chardonnay. At the table they serve us a Merlot, the grapes dried Amarone style. We ask for so more Soave. It took quite the arm twisting to get them to pour us the simple little Soave. The other wines were designed for whom?
…was the next big thing in Italian white wine. While I mentioned it could possibly be the comeback of Soave, I suggested what might be more logical would be for the Dry Moscato wines to surge.Following on the heels of the sweeter Moscato from Piedmont, the Sicilians love the gloppy, raisiny passitos from Pantelleria to accompany their Baroque desserts. But when it's August and hotter than hell, a crisp dry Zibbibo is hard to beat. Donnafugata's 2012 Lighea is a perfect …
Cantina di Soave ...
Visit number two today is at Cantina di Soave, established in 1898 by 30 producers ... today they boast 2200 growers/members, have 6000 hectares and produce some 30 million bottles.
We are at the smallest of their facilities, "dedicated to high quality brands":
Rocca Sveva, where they make 400,000 from only 100 member vineyards. Usually I don't take a lot of cellar pictures, but it's interesting
to note that their cellar is 300 meters under …
…largest number of DOC wines in the country, producing wines such as, Soave and .
Founded in 1857, the Cav. G.B. Bertani winery is still owned by family members. Join us as we talk with's technical director Andrea Lonardi, about the history of Bertani and the wines of - especially Amarone.
For more info:
Bertani Amarone: Bertani.net
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on lees 3 months from 30 year old vines taken from the sub-region of Monte Forte
nose is fresh with mineral and citrus, also has a hint of floral; palate is different
from any other Soave I've tasted: fresh, full, ripe with mineral, lime pith and good
acidity - this is a wine you keep coming back to for another sip. (*** 1/2+) 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
great cherry and raspberry …
I've been writing about a couple wines from Soave lately and here's another one that pretty good.
Like most Soave, this one is made from 100% garganega. It's one of the brands from Cantina . Soave
The thing that really makes this wine stand out is how aromatic it is. There's a floral quality on the nose that is just delightful. It's one of those wines that I spend more time sniffing than tasting, although it tastes pretty darn good too.
It's made from 100% garganega grapes and is, of course, from the Veneto region in where the Soave DOC is located.
I know this is a scent description that annoys some people, but I have to say this wine is "round" on the nose. What I mean by that is the sensation generated by the aromas in this wine is one that …
Inama Vigneti di Foscarino 2010, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy. 13.5% alc. 100% gargenega grapes. Medium yellow-gold color; spicy and savory; roasted lemon, yellow plums, almond and almond blossom, acacia, dried mountain herbs; Alpine in its bracing clarity and limestone minerality; spare and elegant but with pleasing moderate lush texture and fullness. Drink now through 2015 or '16. A superior Soave Classico. Excellent. About $ 25.
Another easy drinking and pleasant Italian white - happily and clearly Garganega. A pale lemon green with a zesty lemon fruit profile on the nose, firm acidity on the palate with a grassy/nettle note on the finish. 86 Points
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